As many of you know, I enjoy baking from scratch. It relieves stress, forces me to tidy up my kitchen, and delivers a wonderful reward. I like having muffins on hand since they’re a perfect snack if you’re on-the-go. I actually prefer using frozen over fresh berries because they mix into the batter better and give you a beautiful marble effect. And with this recipe, … Continue reading Very Berry Muffins
Once upon a time, I was a grad student at the George Washington University. For my final project, I designed, implemented, and evaluated a program with Great Falls National Park called Training on the Trails. The idea was to encourage people to use our National Parks for fitness as well as recreation. I kept a blog documenting our workouts. You’ll find strength exercises you can do … Continue reading Training on the Trails: Take Your Workout Outside
Some days I crave a loaded salad – and the best part is, salads don’t have to be boring rabbit food. Mix it up with crunch, color, and contrast. If you’re prepping for the week, double or quadruple the fixings and dressing. Store these in separate containers. Toss them into a new batch of greens each day to keep your salad from getting soggy. I … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing
Some of us just don’t know when to quit. Maybe you’ve been in the same routine of exercise 5 days/week and aren’t seeing results. Maybe you’ve been burning the candle on both ends for several days to finish a project. Maybe you’re starting to feel sick but don’t want to break your habit of exercising. Stop. Rest. Give your body and your mind a chance … Continue reading The Importance of Rest!
Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. It’s so easy to make and is a crowd pleaser. With this basic recipe, you could replace the peaches with a mixture of berries, thinly sliced pears, or apples. I haven’t tried it but I bet you could replace the flour with 3/4 cup almond flour and 1/4 cup coconut flour if you want a gluten-free version. … Continue reading Peach Cobbler
For the first time in awhile, I got to weight lift by myself. Since I teach several classes throughout the week, I get all my exercise then. The other day I got to switch up my routine and it felt awesome. Knowing I only had one session to work all my major muscle groups, here’s what I did: Warm Up: Down dog to plank, staggered … Continue reading Total Body Lift: Get In-And-Out in 45 Minutes
This is the kind of dish that sticks to your bones. It’s delicious and would freeze well. It would also translate easily into a slow cooker meal. In step 2, you would transfer the cooked vegetables to your slow cooker then add all the ingredients. Set it to high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. If using the slow cooker, I would add … Continue reading Beef & Mushroom in Red Wine Reduction